14 FEBRUARY 1941, Page 3

Parliamentary Notes

Our Parliamentary Correspondent writes: The superb and sober review of five months' war-time administration broadcast by the Prime Minister stands out as the event of the week. The greater part was concerned with high and exciting drama from the various battle fronts. The first few minutes read quite differently, the language was at times almost official. But a reference was made to the novel appointment of Mr. Malcolm MacDonald to be High Commissioner for Canada, while retain- ing his seat in the House of Commons. The reference followed on a good account of the nation's health during the past winter.